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Adjusting a shifter in a 87 VW jetta I have lost revers and i can still **** in to the spot but it's first gear

Adjusting a shifter in a 87 VW jetta I have lost revers and i can still shift in to the spot but it's first gear

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SOURCE: My 87 VW Jetta is stuck in second gear and shifter

Front wheel drive cars with transaxles use a shifter cable that runs from the shifter to the transaxle. Have a look under the hood and see if the cable broke loose from the linkages, or from the shifter itself.
Best thing to do in this situation is to have a mechanic look at it. There's really nothing that anyone here can fix without having a look at the car and troubleshooting it.

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